Core 77: An Amusing Backup Camera Hack for Precision Parking

Core 77: An Amusing Backup Camera Hack for Precision Parking. “Backup camera images typically feature red and green lines overlaid on the screen to give you a sense of the car’s boundaries: Green is a polite distance to leave between you and the car you’re parallel parking in front of, red is the closest you can get without trading paint. But this Reddit user, seeking to park right up to the wall of his garage, was unsatisfied with the lines. He worked up his own (impractical, but funny) hack for greater precision.” The thing is once he has the parking spot and background he doesn’t need the car. I think it’s great.

Google Blog: Put it in park with new features in Google Maps

Google Blog: Put it in park with new features in Google Maps. “Finding a parking spot is always top of mind, so we’re rolling out an update to the parking difficulty icons feature we launched earlier this year, and introducing a brand new one. Starting today, people in 25 additional cities outside of the United States can use parking difficulty icons on Google Maps for Android and iOS.”

ZDNet: Google Maps now lets you pinpoint where you parked plus what’s left on the meter

ZDNet: Google Maps now lets you pinpoint where you parked plus what’s left on the meter. “Do you ever park in a lot and return hours later only to find that you have no idea where in the labyrinth you left your vehicle? One easy solution is to use your smartphone to help remember where you parked and snap one of the signs in a lot marking the area you’re in. But it would be even easier to use a map app to mark where you’ve parked.”

Waze Wants to Help You Find a Parking Space

Wow: Waze wants to help you find a parking space. “Waze recently introduced a ‘where to park’ feature, which suggests parking lots closest to a destination and allows users to navigate there directly. Additionally, if a user doesn’t select a parking lot prior to arrival, Waze will give the option to select and navigate to one when approaching a final destination. Now that feature will be supercharged thanks to INRIX’s uniquely aggregated parking data.”